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My Darling Bailey!

My sincerest apologies for being so late with my letter. At least I talked to at the tree 3 times this week. Amazing I even got there that many times with the way the weather has been. As you saw, Joy goes crazy at the park chasing her squirrels or even hunting for one that may never appear! Sometimes I am secretly happy when she does not find one because at least my arm won’t be pulled out of its socket that day!

I was SO VERY proud to hear about the success of the Finding Joy class! Of course I always expect the best of you because you never gave me any reason not to. I love this picture of you. Those big brown eyes of yours always were so full of life and warmth.  I loved that you never barked at anyone unless you got barked at first!

I knew that class would be very helpful. I just read something tonight on Facebook that someone read the book A Dog’s Purpose to help them get through the passing of their god and they finally were able to get a puppy. I read that book too after you went over the Rainbow Bridge, but I do not think it helped me. Being a writer and having our very close connection just naturally made us write letters to each other. It was interesting to hear about all the different stories from the animals that they brought to the class. Just like in people’s lives, there is so much tragedy and  pain in the animal world as well and that makes me as sad as I am for the people too. I am glad that in Hyfryd you are very happy and there is no pain and bad things that happen. I think people have enough of that when they are here! Of course there is always good, but there is always stuff to deal with. Hopefully for most, the good outweighs the bad, but I am sure that is not the case for abused people or animals. I can tell you that I am very proud that you are doing good work there and helping people. No one appreciated being rescued more than you so it is natural that you would want to help others. What is so great is that you put yourself in that position because you could. If more people here on earth would do that the world would be such a better place.

I know that your class is much-needed and that you will tell me a lot more about the new students you are helping and I cannot wait to hear about them. After hearing from a girl who reads your blog (and is a big lover of Border Collies) I was thinking we should have a class like that here too. I know there are support groups for people who lose their animal children, but maybe people are afraid to go to them. It would be nice to have something online – who knows maybe there is something like that already? I was thinking about how I could help like you do? Maybe you can help me on that one – let me know, okay? I want your opinion on that one my sweet teacher!

I have to get up early so I am going to sleep. I love you so much and am so proud. I was trying to think how many more classes have taken place since you write? I am thinking two more, right? Let me know. Again, sorry for being a little late, but you know I carry you in my heart every minute and your charm on my purse. Like we always said, we will never be apart. I love you girl. xoxoxoxox